Starting Sept. 5, 2014, Genealogy.com will be making a big change. GenForum
message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles
will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will
no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
Genealogy newsgroups follow the Usenet "hierarchy"
system, with the bulk residing in the soc.genealogy.* and alt.family-name.*
groups (the asterisks indicate a topic, such as soc.genealogy.computing
or alt.family-name.jones). When I last looked (early January 1998) there
were over 150 genealogy newsgroups, most of which where in the alt.family-names.*
The following is a partial list of newsgroups available.
Please note that your ISP may not carry all of these newsgroups! If
you see a newsgroup that your ISP does not carry, ask if they will provide
alt.family-names.* (at last count, 114 surname-specific